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Reflections from the Civil Society WASH Fund: The value of investing in knowledge and learning

Impacts of investing in knowledge and learning are often non-linear and take time to become evident. The Civil Society WASH Fund model, continuing now for WASH NGOs through Water for Women, should be considered by other programs working in complex spheres.

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Effective WASH Approaches and Innovations in the CS WASH Fund

The Fund has released four Learning Briefs presenting the key findings from in-depth research by Aguaconsult UK of CSO interventions in four cross-cutting areas. 

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  • No More Limits: Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

    Good Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is essential for health, education, the environment, the economy and human rights. Yet the challenges of menstruation are often shrouded in silence and shame, surrounded by cultural myths and taboos. This year on Menstrual Hygiene Day the Fund joins the movement to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good MHM plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. 

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  • 100 stories from the Civil Society WASH Fund

    Over 100 stories have now been shared from the Civil Society WASH Fund partner Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). These stories demonstrate the diverse and far-reaching impact CSO projects have had.

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  • World Water Day: the answer is in nature

    Happy World Water Day! When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water they need to survive and thrive. Through the Australian Aid funded Civil Society WASH Fund, many partner civil society organisations are looking beyond achieving basic universal access to tackling the management of waste to protect the environment and secure safe drinking water supplies.

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  • Congratulations to WaterAid Cambodia - Winner of the 2018 Civil Society Innovation Award for their inclusive handwashing video

    WaterAid Cambodia was presented with the 2018 Civil Society Innovation Award at the WASH Futures 2018 Conference last night in Brisbane for their c

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  • Climate change magnifies existing challenges in the Pacific

    A gathering of over 100 health, WASH, governance and climate change practitioners, decision-makers and academics at UQ discussed current Pacific challenges and ways forward for linking research and practice. 

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  • Civil Society WASH Fund features at WASH Futures 2018 Conference

    The Civil Society WASH Fund is a major contributor to the content being presented at the WASH Futures Conference 2018. Over one quarter of the conference program content comes from Fund projects and associated research with more than 26 presentations from Fund CSOs and partners in the two day conference.

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  • Highlighting lessons and knowledge from the Civil Society WASH Fund

    The Civil Society WASH Fund has published three reports which synthesise the collective lessons and knowledge from the Fund’s twenty-nine projects

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  • Innovation Award shortlist announced!

    The CS WASH Fund is pleased to announce the shortlisted organisations for the Civil Society Innovation Award.

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  • Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan visits Chakwal

    Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan inaugurates successful completion of drinking water supply and wastewater treatment construction and repair in the Punjab Province.

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  • Register now for World Toilet Summit 2017

    Held in conjunction with World Toilet Day the World Toilet Summit, will highlight the latest in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) efforts, in pa

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  • World Toilet Day: Wastewater and Sustainable Development Goal 6

    World Toilet Day this year continues with the theme from World Water Day earlier this year, focusing on wastewater. At its conclusion the CS WASH Fund is projected to have supported more than 2.4 million people to access improved sanitation facilities.

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  • Civil Society Innovation Award 2018 - tell us your story!

    Only TWO WEEKS left to apply for the Civil Society Innovation Award - grab your device and apply now! Are you working on an innovative approach to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery and sustainability? Are you working with a CSO or NGO? If you answered YES to the above questions, we encourage you to apply for the Civil Society Innovation Award before 31 October!

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  • Global Handwashing Day: ‘Our hands, our future’

    This Global Handwashing Day we are celebrating how handwashing with soap protects our health and that of our communities. We recognise the achievements of CSOs within the Fund for their work and innovations in handwashing behaviour change. At its conclusion it is projected that the Fund will have supported more than 2 million people access handwashing facilities; half a million more people than originally planned. 

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